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by masterext
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

I forget what extrusion the Ideal “ Majestic” uses. However, its very strong and has a very nice looking sash design.
by masterext
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

shgc has nothing to do with how good a window is. shgc is based on a specific glass package. both okna and Ideal “majestic” offer various shgc ratings. typically, a glass package with a low shgc will render a lower VT rating. one window wouldnt be better than the other based on shgc.
by masterext
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Majestic vs Okna 600
Replies: 22
Views: 224

Re: Majestic vs Okna 600

both are good windows.. Mike is a pro that serves your area, i would try contacting him.
by masterext
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Insulated Glass Units - Dallas

When you start looking for cheap alternatives you are making a big sacrifice on quality hence impending issues.
Unless its a rental or some kind of house flip.
by masterext
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Opinions on Atrium 8700 windows.
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Opinions on Atrium 8700 windows.

Agree. When we say atrums “ higher end” we are only comparing to other atrium products which isnt saying much.
Okna is in a totally different class and much higher end than anything atrium offers in my opinon.
by masterext
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

The Okna 600 will have structural reinforcement as well as a structural sill and header interlock as would the okna 800.
Are you located in the southern region?
by masterext
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Soft-Lite double-hung equivalent to Okna 800

Soft Lite’s top windows are the Elements and the Imperial LS which are comparable to the Okna 800 and Okna 600 “ Eco Pro”. Depending on what state you reside in, certain offerings could be limited.
by masterext
Wed May 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Window & Patio Door Quote Compare

I notice you are in Wisconisn. I know you already have a bunch of quotes but i strongly suggest contacting Home Sealed Exteriors. The owner Brandon is the most knowledgeable window pro i ever talked to and he is also a very nice guy who runs a great business. He also offers window products that are ...
by masterext
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3034

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Your issues are easily resolved and very insignificant. Let the company take care of it. I wouldnt worry about it.
by masterext
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

Definitely worth it. Go with Elements over the classic if you can.
by masterext
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Need Help with Replacement windows/patio door

Since you are in michigan and most pro’s here recommend sunrise windows which are headquartered in your state, you should look into them. Also, soft lite.
No one here will be enthusiastic about alside.
by masterext
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: MA - New to Windows, help with brands
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: MA - New to Windows, help with brands

Since the new poster above mentioned soft lite, be sure you look at the Elements window. The Imperial Ls is a good window by soft lite as well. Those would be the two soft lite windows most pro’s recommend. Soft lites web site will list an Elements dealer in your area.
by masterext
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Window Quote Help
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Window Quote Help

you do NOT want a pocket sill. You DO want a foam filled chamber.
Being that you are in Ohio, you dont want the shgc too low. .26 - .30 is good in your region. Do not get triple silver, you simply dont need it unless you lived in Arizona or Texas.
by masterext
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside
Replies: 55
Views: 3034

Re: Simonton, Ply Gem or Alside

Interior install is fine. No issues with that. As for capping, it doesnt actually seal the window, it just eliminates the need to paint and maintain the exterior window trim.
by masterext
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Replacement Window Questions
Topic: Install temperature for Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Install temperature for Windows

Far too many homeowners focus on temperature for the install when in reality, you can install in zero degree weather although i would not want my installers doing that because im a nice guy.lol Most companies focus on one room at a time and keep doors closed which minimizes any discomfort on the par...